Tag: Treaty

UK opt-outs from EU legislation

The UK has negotiated a number of exceptions (called opt-outs) from parts of EU legislation since it joined the EEC in the 1970’s. Where the UK has negotiated such exceptions, the UK is not bound by EU rules in these areas, or has other special arrangements. Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) The UK has special […]

The EU – A brief guide

Extracted from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-law-and-the-balance-of-competences-a-short-guide-and-glossary where you can also find a brief history and a glossary of terms used in the EU. The European Union, which succeeded the European Community, was established by the EU Treaties. The parties to the treaties are the Member States of the EU. Under the treaties the Member States confer competences on […]